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Moorman Family Ancestor
Lucy Moorman (1783-1810)
4th Great Grandmother
Donald Scott Lee Moorman Pedigree
Donald Scott Lee - 1945
Donald’s mother was Marilyn Maxine Miller (1924-1996)
Marilyn’s father was Virgil Scott Miller (1888-1956)
Great Grandmother
Virgil’s mother was Elizabeth Ann Hendrick (1854-1941)
2nd Great Grandfather
Elizabeth’s father was Luther Calvin Hendrick (1826-1908)
3rd Great Grandfather
Luther’s father was Calvin Hendrick (1801-1884)
4th Great Grandmother
Calvin’s mother was Lucy Moorman (1783-1810)
Moorman Family Ancestor Genealogy
4th Great Grandmother
Lucy Moorman (1783-1810)
Lucy was born on April 20, 1783 in Campbell, Virginia. Lucy Moorman married Robert Hendrick on January 2, 1798, in Campbell County, Virginia.[1] Lucy's mother, Judith Moorman, attended Robert and Lucy's marriage and gave her consent as "mother of the bride". Achilles Moorman, Lucy's older brother, was also present.[2] Andrew Moorman was Lucy's father as she is mentioned in his will.[3] Lucy's family were Quakers. Her father Andrew, and grandfather, Achilles, furnished supplies to the Revolutionary Army during the war. As Quakers, their religious scruples did not permit them to take part in combat.[4] Lucy passed away Mar 2, 1810. (this date has no hard source references)[5]
5th Great Grandfather
Andrew Moorman (1744-1791)
Andrew Moorman was born in Bedford, Louisa County, Virginia. He was the son of Achilles Moorman and Elizabeth Adams. Andrew married Judith Clark. Their children were Elizabeth, Mildred (who married a Clark), Lucy (who married Robert Hendrick), and Judith (who married John Dejarnette).[6]
6th Great Grandfather
Achilles Moorman (1713-1783)
Achilles Moorman was born on October 26, 1713, in New Kent County, Virginia. Most likely, Achilles was born in pretty much the same place as his son, Andrew, since Louisa County wasn’t formed until two years before his son’s, Andrew, date of birth. Achilles married Elizabeth Adams in 1730.[7] Achilles Moorman was a Quaker.[8] Achilles was living in Lynchburg City, Virginia in 1776.[9] Achilles Moorman died on December 1, 1785, in Campbell, Virginia.
7th Great Grandfather
Charles Moorman (1684-1756)
Charles was born on August 29, 1690, in a place called Green Springs, in New Kent County, Virginia. Charles married Elizabeth Reynolds, who was 18 years old, in 1704.[12] Elizabeth was born on August 29, 1686, dying in Green Springs on May 11, 1765.[10] Charles died in Louisa County, Virginia on May 24, 1757.[11] Charles Moorman’s parents were Elizabeth Micajah Simpson and Thomas Moorman.[13]
8th Great Grandfather
Thomas Moorman (1658-1700)
The History of Quakers
Converts to Quakerism sometimes had non-Quaker spouses, but Friends married only within their own religious community. As the Religious Society of Friends turned inward in the 1700s, disownments over marrying out of meeting were frequent. Couples who were disowned could continue to worship with Friends and, with repentance, regain membership.
Early Friends did not believe that a priest or magistrate, or even a Quaker meeting, could perform a marriage. Only God could do that. As today, marriages took place in a silent meeting where the man and woman rose and affirmed their commitment to each other before God. Those present signed a certificate witnessing that the marriage had actually taken place. Careful records of witnesses were kept in hope that courts would recognize the marriage and the legitimacy of the children in it, thus avoiding challenges to inheritance.
The meeting’s involvement in a marriage placed couples under its care. Women’s meetings heard, and sometimes sympathized with, the problems a wife might be having with a husband’s behavior. Elders might visit couples, resolving differences and exhorting changes in behavior. Drunkenness or bankruptcy could lead a meeting to disown a spouse. (copied from The Friends Journal, read more here.
“The name "Quaker" had its origin in the middle of the 17h century in England. It was a period of religious and political turmoil. During this time, George Fox's interpretation of the scripture emphasized "Truth" and guidance by the "Inner Light". These nonconformists suffered much early persecution, at which time they were dubbed "Quakers", but their "Society of Friends" thrived on adversity, grew strong, and left its mark on subsequent generations. Quakers became known for fairness and tolerance for others' religious beliefs. The movement rapidly increased in numbers and spread throughout the British Isles, Germany, and the American colonies.”
Copied from The National Society, Descendants of Early Quakers; Early Quakers Organization

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The Moorman Family of Virginia
Charles O. Paullin’s ‘Notes’
This family originated in England, its name appearing there as early as the fourteenth century. The usual spelling is Moorman, but also some times Moreman, Morman, or Mooreman; the meaning of the word is obvious, “man of the moor” or ‘of the land’.
The motto of the family found on its coat of arms is ‘Esse quam video’ — To be, rather than to seem to be. One branch of the family was living on the Isle Wight, Hampshire, England, at least as early as the sixteenth century.  In 1725 Thomas Moorman of that island, yeoman, won a suit over the tithes of Bonchurch, which he had refused to pay. (J. L. Whitehead, The Undercliff of the Isle of Wight, pp. 32-39)
In 1670 Zachariah Moorman,1 a Quaker, emigrated from the Isle of Wight to Nansemond County, Virginia, where members of that peculiar sect early found a refuge. There came with him his three children, Charles,2 Thomas,2 and Sally Ann.2
In 1686, when Thomas’ name first makes its appearance in Virginia records, he was living with his wife Elizabeth in New Kent County. It was most likely at Green Springs, about thirty miles above Jamestown, where there was a Quaker settlement at the time.
In that year his daughter Mary3 and three years later his son Andrew3 were baptized in St. Peter’s Church, Episcopalian, New Kent County. In 1690 a third child, Charles3 was born at Green Springs.
In the first half of the eighteenth century a considerable number of Quakers purchased lands in what is now Louisa and Caroline counties and established meetings at Cedar Creek, not far from the Louisa county line, in Hanover County and at Golansville in Caroline County, sometimes called the Caroline Meeting.
Among the most influential of these Quakers was Charles Moorman3 of Lousia County, who married Elizabeth Reynolds. Elizabeth bore him five children, Thomas4 (1708-1766), Judith4(Douglas), Ann4 (Martin), Achilles4 and Charles4. The family purchased considerable land in Albemarle County on and near Moormans River, a stream named for Thomas.
About 1730 Thomas Moorman married Rachel Clark* (d. 1792), daughter of Christopher Clark, a prosperous tobacco planter who before joining the ‘Friends’, was a captain of the colonial army.
About 1746 Thomas moved to Caroline County and became a member of the Golansville ‘Friends’ Meeting. Shortly before he died he moved to Bedford (later Campbell) County, becoming a member of the South River ‘Friends’ Meeting, near Lynch’s Ferry (later Lynchburg). In 1762 he purchased 200 acres in this region, on Tomahawk Creek.
Thomas and Rachel had thirteen children, four of whom married into the Johnson family. The Moormans and Johnsons must hold one of the records for inter-marriage. Both families were exceedingly large and their young people were greatly restricted in choice of ‘helpmeets’ by reason of the Quaker rule of disowning members who marry outside of the church.
In 1772 Ann Moorman was disowned, in quaint Quaker phrase, “for marrying out from among us by a hireling priest” (paid preacher), and about the same time Zachariah5 (1732-1789), son of Thomas, suffered the same penalty for the same misdemeanor.
Among other families with whom the Moormans intermarried where those of Clark, Lynch, Chiles, Butterworth, Ballard, and Douglas.
Thomas’ daughter Rachel5 married Stephen Goggin, Jr., and their daughter Parmela,6Samuel Clemens; Parmela’s son, John M. Clemens,7 was the father of Samuel L. Clemens8 (Mark Twain).
Thomas’ granddaughter Rachel,6 daughter of his son, Zachariah 5 married Benjamin Butterworth, whose son Benjamin,7 a Quaker lawyer of Cincinnati, Ohio, was a member of Congress from 1879-1883, and 1885-1891, and commissioner of patents, 1896-1898.
Micajah Moorman5 (1735-1806), the third child of Thomas, seems to have been the first Moorman to purchase land in what is now Campbell County. As early as 1757 Micajah owned 644 acres, on both sides of the James River, near the present city of Lynchburg. Later he purchased 970 acres on Ivy Creek. He also had a large tract on Molleys Creek.
In 1782 Achiilles and Charles Moorman bought 3030 acres on Seneca River.
The first meeting attended by the Moormans in Bedford (or Campbell) County was the South River Meeting, a few miles south of Lynch’s Ferry. Later some of them attended Seneca Meeting farther southward near Seneca River and Molleys Creek.
In 1670 Zachariah Moorman,1 a Quaker, emigrated from the Isle of Wight to Nansemond County, Virginia, where members of that peculiar sect early found a refuge. There came with him his three children, Charles,2 Thomas,2 and Sally Ann.2
In 1670 Zachariah Moorman,1 a Quaker, emigrated from the Isle of Wight to Nansemond County, Virginia, where members of that peculiar sect early found a refuge. There came with him his three children, Charles,2 Thomas,2 and Sally Ann.2
In 1670 Zachariah Moorman,1 a Quaker, emigrated from the Isle of Wight to Nansemond County, Virginia, where members of that peculiar sect early found a refuge. There came with him his three children, Charles,2 Thomas,2 and Sally Ann.2
In 1670 Zachariah Moorman,1 a Quaker, emigrated from the Isle of Wight to Nansemond County, Virginia, where members of that peculiar sect early found a refuge. There came with him his three children, Charles,2 Thomas,2 and Sally Ann.2
In 1786 Micajah was one of the ten “gentlement, trustees’ who founded Lynchburg (12 Hening 398). In 1806 Governor William H. Cabell appointed Achilles Moorman tobacco inspector at Lynch’s tobacco warehouse, Lynchburg. In 1754 Micajah married Susannah Chiles (b. 1738) of Caroline County, by whom he had thirteen children, five marrying Johnsons. He also freed his slaves.
In 1806 when Micajah Moorman made his will, he, his eldest son Thomas (1755-1845), and other members of his family were living on or near Molleys Creek near the central part of Campbell County. He was interested in Ohio lands and had already purchased 300 acres in southwestern Ohio. It was about this time that his sons Thomas and John Hope made a trip to Ohio to see these and other unoccupied lands with a view to settling there. They traveled on horseback, guided through the woods where there were no roads by a pocket compass. From Point Pleasant, W. Va., they “went up the Ohio River six miles to Cousin Parmela Clemens, and rested there two nights and a day” (Tyler’s Quarterly, post, p. 87). Near Chilicothe they visited Gen. Nathaniel Massie, founder of that town, and a relative of the Johnsons, thence went on to the Little Miami River, and finally to Cincinnati.
In 1775 Thomas had married Apharacia Hope (1751-1851) of Caroline County and she had borne him eight children, six of whom married Johnsons. In 1807 Thomas with is wife and six of his chidren emigrated to Ohio. After spending several months near Leesburg, Highland County, they in the spring of 1809 settled near Jamestown, Greene County, where Thomas had purchased 1000 acres, lying in the Virginia Military Reserve, of Col. John Watts of Lynchburg. He acted until Watts’s death as his agent for selling lands. Thomas chose not the most fertile lands, but those most rolling whose hills and springs would serve to remind him of his former home in the Virginia piedmont. In 1812 the Moormans establshed Seneca Meeting, near Jamestown, doubtless named for their meeting in Campbell County. Aparacia, a tiny woman, looking all the smaller beside “Big Tommy,” her husband died by injury from a needle at the age of ninety-nine years and nine months. Many of her descendants are living in Greene County and in Iowa and other western states.
The Virginia Moorman family emigrated not only to Ohio, but to North Carolina (about 1750), South Carolina, Kentucky (Breckenridge and other counties), and other states. Many descendants of the family are now found in Missouri and Iowa.
In this necessarily brief sketch which touches only the “high spots” one does not forget the useful lives of many inconspicuous Moormans, lived often under the privations and hardships of frontier conditions. The Moormans are a typical American family of the middle class, especially typical in their restless movement westward, lured on by the hope of bettering their fortunes.
Rachel (Clark) Moorman survived Thomas Moorman (1705-1767), and on 25 August 1768 married William Ballard of Caroline and Bedford Counties.  Some researchers claim William Ballard’s first wife was Mary Moorman, the daughter of Charles Moorman and Elizabeth Reynolds (the sister of the Thomas Moorman who married Rachel Clark), and not Mary Byrom; we are still researching the matter and have not reached a conclusion.
(copied from a post by reggielira on
References: 1) Virginia Marriages, 1660-1800. 2) Marriages of Campbell County, Virginia, 1782-1810. 3) Will of Andrew Moorman; Virginia Wills before 1799; published by Genealogical Publishing Co., 1977. 4) Sons of the American Revolution Membership Application; 1889-1970. 5) Kentucky 6) Campbell County Will Book 1, p. 182, Campbell County Courthouse, Rustburg, Virginia. 7) Family Data Collection - Marriages;, on file Provo, Utah. 8) U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935. 9) U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935. 10) Family Data Collection, 11) Family Data Collection - Deaths, on file Provo, Utah. 12) U.D. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900; data on file at Ancestry, Provo, Utah. 13) Millennium File,
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